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Mar 21st, 2011, 02:42 PM
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Ottawa-LAX-Kauai-Vancouver-Ottawa

Hello! Can anyone help me find cheap flights? I am traveling in August to stay with friends in: L.A., Kauai, and Vancouver. (I'm starting in Ottawa). My window of time is between Aug 6-26, and I'm attempting to spend a few days in L.A., then about 10 days in Kauai, then a few days in Vancouver...

Searching for cheap flights! Have been working with Flight Centre and got a rate of $1800 total for this whole trip, but a world-traveling friend says this is steep, that it costs less than that to fly to Australia and back...

Any thoughts?
Thanks
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Mar 21st, 2011, 03:46 PM
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If you are planning to spend some time in LA, consider purchasing one-way flights. Have you used www.kayak.com? If your days are flexible, click on the flexible box and add the 1 2 or 3 days before or after. I just purchased a ticket from Kauai to San Jose for $278 (One-way)

Also, if you miss one of the flights, they won't cancel all of the other flights if you book one-way flights.
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Mar 21st, 2011, 03:46 PM
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If you are planning to spend some time in LA, consider purchasing one-way flights. Have you used www.kayak.com? If your days are flexible, click on the flexible box and add the 1 2 or 3 days before or after. I just purchased a ticket from Kauai to San Jose for $278 (One-way)

Also, if you miss one of the flights, they won't cancel all of the other flights if you book one-way flights.
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Mar 21st, 2011, 04:24 PM
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Thanks -- no, I have not heard of kayak.com but I'll check it out. When you say one way flights, do you mean to book my Ottawa-L.A. and L.A. to Kauai flights separately from the rest of my flights? Do you think $1800ish seems expensive for this type of trip?
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Mar 21st, 2011, 05:18 PM
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Hard to get much cheaper with this kind of itinerary without some very creative piecing together of flights and often 2-3 stops to get to each destination of yours. $1,800 is basically the cost of four separate one-way flights put together.

You may be able to shave a few bucks, but it's not far off. I put in some dates in August and found the cheapest:

YOW - LAX $359
LAX - LIH $459
LIH - YVR $416 ($316 if 2 stops)
YVR - YOW $353

That's about US$1,600 for you. You're flying to three different destinations in two countries, with Ottawa and Lihue not the cheapest places to fly into or out of.
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Mar 21st, 2011, 07:42 PM
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Thank you! Even though I don't have much experience pricing flights, I had a hunch that this was a pretty good deal considering the multiple locations and Hawaii being a part of it....I appreciate your help!
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